Roboget is a free and portable app downloader for Windows 10, 8.1 and 8 with focus on safe and direct download links.
You can rely on Roboget to automate the download and update process for various applications on your computer. Pick the apps you want, and Roboget will download all of your selected apps from trusted developer sites at once, automatically. In the best case, it offers a direct download link for an app, which can be downloaded via the integrated Wget, cURL or JDownloader, downloader extension.
You can choose, which download manager you want to use for the download. If a direct download link is not available, you will be directed to the software publishers page and the download will start in your browser.
Screenshot of Roboget (here with a custom Windows Terminal template)
Roboget does not offer an internal download engine, but it integrates some of the most reliable download components for retrieving content from web servers on the market. You can choose which one to use yourself!
It acts in this sense as a GUI for Wget and cURL. Wget supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, as well as retrieval through HTTP proxies. cURL is shipped on Windows 10 over 1706. Beside this also the external download manager JDownloader can be integrated to intercept download links from Roboget.
The most important features at a glance
- Automating and direct downloading of apps
- No need to hunt for a download of a program or the developer's homepage anymore
- Download multiple apps at once
- Integrated Wget, cURL and JDownloader support
- Simple scripting engine for adding custom packages
- Packages updated on GitHub
- Modern and familiar UI, with template support
- Small footprint. No installation required.
- 100% Free Software (CC BY 4.0)
Download jobs for Roboget can be written and extended via "packages", plain text files (they weigh 1-2kb) which define exactly which download links the program should preserve. The package files are hosted on GitHub and can be maintained and updated by everyone.
Here is an example of a package file (normal text file, saved as .RGP file type)
[Info] Name=Notepad++ Ver=7.8.2 About=Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Dev=Don Ho DevURL=https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ WinVer=Compatible with all Windows versions. 64BitLink=Yes [Links] Link1=GetFile|http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.8.2/npp.7.8.2.Installer.exe|D Link2=GetFile|http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.8.2/npp.7.8.2.Installer.x64.exe|RETURN Link3=GetFile|https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/releases|M Link4=GetPortable|http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.8.2/npp.7.8.2.bin.7z|D Link5=GetPortable|http://download.notepad-plus-plus.org/repository/7.x/7.8.2/npp.7.8.2.bin.x64.7z|D
Roboget requires Windows 10, 8.1, 8, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Roboget is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.